The objectives of this project were: (1) to progressively revise the key performance indicators and the performance evaluation system for the implementation of river remediation; (2) to implement the performance evaluation work for the nation-wide and the nine major river remediation; (3) to hold an international workshop and a roundtable forum; (4) to carry out the river pollution dispersion simulation as to provide the pollution management and control strategy; (5) to collect the national remediation experiences, i.e. Europe, America, Japan, Korea and other countries, for the demonstration and recommendation; (6) to upload results to the Eco-life Website, and to establish the platform to share experience of river basin management; and (7) to execute the odor analysis of selected rivers.
Five categories of key performance indicators were established, i.e. “Water Quality and Esthetic”, “Administration Efficiency and Effectiveness”, “Public Participation”, “Conservation Approaches and Tools”, and “Water Front”, for the evaluation of river basins and reservoirs. For the analysis of the odors of the river water bodies, this project established 11 species of odorous materials in the river water body, and proposed implementation strategies for the elimination of the odorous problem. For the total maximum daily load (TMDL), this project carried out the simulation of Nan-Kan River and Kao-Ping River, and proposed implementation strategies for the elimination of the point- and non-point-source pollutants. This project organized the “2010 International Workshop on Integrated Watershed Management”, and published total of 12 professional papers or presentations. More than 30 international scholars attended the roundtable discussions. For the results of river pollution remediation evaluation, this project completed the evaluation work of 25 counties this year including rivers and reservoirs. Finally, this project summarize the river remediation experiences of Europe, United States, Japan, Korea, and Australia, and proposed strategy which can be used to improve the water pollution policy of Taiwan.